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Take a Tour Inside Place Vendôme, Qatar’s Parisian-Inspired Shopping Jewel

Mia wears coat, bag, boots, earrings, Bottega Veneta. Dana wears coat, tights, gloves, bag, shoes, earrings, Fendi. Photo: Alanoud Alghamdi

No one does luxury fashion quite like Qatar, and the sprawling Place Vendôme serves as proof.

A multibillion Qatari Riyal project, Place Vendôme was brought to life by United Developers, a group of four Qatari investors who partnered to align their expertise in retail, real estate, construction and contracting. The result? A palatial shopping destination that brings some of the best brands in the world under one roof.

Eight years in the making, Place Vendôme was first conceptualized in 2014, and opened its doors to the public in April 2022. Home to two five star luxury hotels—namely Le Royal Meridien, luxury collection hotel Palais Vendôme, and Le Royal Meridien Residences, the mall extends over 1,150,000m2, and features close to 560 different retail outlets. The highlight of the space, however, has got to be its exclusive luxe shopping wing, where one can find the top labels from across the globe. What’s more, Place Vendôme also boasts an extensive central entertainment component that showcases constant attractions to visitors. To maintain the quality of all Place Vendôme experiences, the hotels are all operated by Marriott International, ensuring that each individual who sets foot here leaves with a smile on their face.

Given its tell-tale name, it’s only natural that Qatar’s Place Vendôme would take inspiration from the famous high-end shopping street in Paris, Rue de la Paix, of which Place Vendôme is the starting point. The architecture of Place Vendôme echoes the Parisian aesthetic wonderfully, sweeping shoppers away into a different world altogether with its soothing palette, glossy marble finishes, and beautifully sculpted domes. For those who love the outdoors, a must-see feature here is the canal that runs through the space directly from the sea, surrounded by an open plaza brimming with must-visit cafes and restaurants.

Place Vendôme was lovingly created keeping the Qatar National Vision 2030 in mind, and reflects the country’s unwavering goal to amplify its economic diversification as well as human and social development. Take a tour through the stunning shopping destination below.

Dana (left) wears blazer, shorts, tights, bag, shoes, earring, rings, Givenchy. Mia (right) wears blazer, skirt, bag, shoes, Alexander McQueen. Photo: Alanoud Alghamdi

Dana wears blazer, shirt, skirt, tie, belt, boots, Gucci. Mia wears jacket, shirt, pants, tie, shoes, Louis Vuitton. Photo: Alanoud Alghamdi

Mia wears blazer, skirt, belt, bag, shoes, Prada. Dana wears blazer, skirt, belt, bag, shoes, necklaces, Dolce & Gabbana. Photo: Alanoud Alghamdi

Mia wears dress, Carolina Herrera; top, shoes, stylist’s own. Dana wears dress, shoes, bracelets, Saint Laurent. Photo: Alanoud Alghamdi

Dana wears dress, bag, shoes, Salvatore Ferragamo. Mia wears dress, bag, boots, hat, Loro Piana. Photo: Alanoud Alghamdi

Photography: Alanoud Alghamdi
Style: Mohammad Hazem Rezq
Hair: Katrin Secka 
Makeup: Maria Zhang
Models: Mia at MMG and Dana
Producer: Danica Zivkovic 
Style assistants: Reem Atout, Mohammad Ahmadi 

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